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ADLER, DR. RAPHAEL

2012-07-19
DR. RAPHAEL ADLER

ADLER DR. RAPHAEL Beloved husband of the late Minna Adler. Cherished father of Ava (Burt Steinberg) Adler, Roxanne Adler Powondra and Margo Adler (Kraig) Libstag. Loving grandfather of Matthew (Amanda) Powondra, Jordan Winkler, Zachary Adler Powondra and Alexandra Libstag. SERVICES 10 AM FRIDAY MORNING AT TEMPLE BETH EMETH IN ANN ARBOR. INTERMENT AT ARBORCREST CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS BY THE IRA KAURMAN CHAPEL. 248-569-0020. www.irakaufman.com.

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AGNELLO CHRISTINE C. July 17, 2012, Age 71. Beloved wife of Robert P. Loving mother of Tina (Chris) Sowders, Tim (Mary), and Robbie (Jerry Pape). Grandmother of Nick, Ashley and Shane. Also survived by three brothers. Resting at the L. J. Griffin Funeral Home, 7707 Middlebelt Rd. (at Ann Arbor Trail) Thursday 5-9 p.m. and Friday 12-9 p.m. Prayer service Friday 7 p.m. In state Saturday 10 a.m. at St. Damian Church, 30055 Joy Rd. (W. of Middlebelt Rd.) until time of Mass at 10:30 a.m. Share a "Memorial Tribute" with the family at griffinfuneralhome.com

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ARSLANIAN, MARGARET

2012-07-19
MARGARET ARSLANIAN

ARSLANIAN MARGARET Age 83, passed away Monday, June 11, 2012 after a courageous three year battle with cancer. Predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Anthony. She is survived by her beloved children, Larry, Mark, Caryl, Darin, and daughter-in-law Carol. Treasured grandchildren, Susan, Christine, Steven, Leah, and Autumn. Cherished great-granddaughter Lily, along with countless other friends and family whom were blessed to know her. A Memorial Luncheon will be held Saturday, July 21, 11:30 a.m. at Ike's Restaurant, 38550 Van Dyke at 17 Mile Rd., Sterling Heights.

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BANAS, FELIX ARTHUR

2012-07-19

BANAS FELIX ARTHUR 79, of Waterford, formerly of Dearborn, passed away on July 17, 2012. Born on September 4, 1932 in Detroit "Art" leaves behind loving wife of 53 years Nancy, daughter Carla, sons Kurt (Debbie) an Hank (Lori). Grandchildren Jennifer, Sara, Michael, Kaylee, William, Isabella and Ava Rose. Also many other relatives and close friends. Memorial Service Saturday, July 21, 2012 10 a.m. at St. Benedict church, 80 South Lynn St. Waterford, MI 48328. In lieu of flowers please go to act.alz.org/goto/art.banas

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BEAR, ROBERT A.

2012-07-19
ROBERT A.  BEAR

BEAR ROBERT A. July 16, 2012. Age 86 of Dearborn. Beloved and faithful husband for 65 years of Joyce. Loving and engaged father of Barbara Peters, Michael (Cheryl) Bear, Thomas (Linda) Bear, Jennifer Bear and Benjamin Bear. Committed grand-father of 10 and great-grandfather of seven. Robert was a graduate of the University of Western Ontario and used his entrepreneurial skills to found TECH-S in Livonia, MI in 1971. Robert's trustworth-iness and appreciation of beauty will be deeply missed by family, friends and former employees. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association (alz.org) or to charity of choice. Funeral arrangements entrusted to the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home. In lieu of a viewing and funeral service, those wishing to pay their respects are encouraged to visit Robert's online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com

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BEATON, JOHN (DON)

2012-07-19

BEATON JOHN (DON) 80, of Fort Myers, Florida died on July 12, 2012. He is preceded in death by his brothers Larry, Bob, and Neil as well as his sister, Pat. Don is survived by his wife, Mae, of 59 years. In addition, his brothers Steven (Kathy) Beaton and Paul (Kathy) Beaton; brother-in-law Hank Steil; his children: Kathy (Joe) Langford, Michael Beaton, Elizabeth (Mike Madden) Ficht, James (Mary) Beaton, and Andy Beaton; his grandchildren: Patrick (Wendy) Langford, Christopher (Megan) Langford, Zachary Ficht, as well as Cameron, Evan, Audrey, Lydia, and Bix Beaton; and his great-grandchild, Hunter Langford. Visitation at Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 8459 Hall Rd., Utica, 48317 on Friday from 4-9 p.m. Mass Saturday, July 21 at 10 a.m. at St Jane Frances de Chantel Church, 38750 Ryan, Sterling Heights, MI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice or charity of choice.

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VIRGINIA IRENE "GINNY" BLATY

BLATY VIRGINIA IRENE "GINNY" passed away peacefully at home on July 14, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Edward Blaty for 63 years until his passing in March of 2012. Virginia is survived by her children, Ann Marie Mann (Richard Vail), Theresa Lynn Blaty (David Diebold), Mary Beth Lewison (Kyle), Edward C. Blaty; her grandchildren, Jonathan T. Mann, Matthew E. Mann (Kristin), Cole W. Lewison, Brian C. Lewison, Andrew J. Diebold and great-granddaughter Sienna Marie Mann. Also survived by her brother William T. Crick (Norma), sister Rita Gallagher, sisters-in-law Delores Ajlouny and Lorraine Blaty, as well as many nieces and nephews and their families. In addition to her husband and parents, Virginia was preceded in death by her in laws, Mary and Charles Blaty, niece Dana Marra, nephew Anthony Ajlouny, sister-in-law Jeanette Seaback and brothers-in-law Donald Blaty, Monroe Seaback and K. Anthony Ajlouny. Virginia was born in Ontario, Canada on March 18, 1926 to Ernest G. and Ann Marie Crick. She was raised in Detroit and attended St. Agnes School. On June 26, 1948 she married Edward and proudly and selflessly supported him through law school and a successful career at Lawyer's Title Insurance Corporation while raising their four children. Over the years Ed and Ginny were blessed with many dear friends. Above all she was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She created and leaves behind many treasured memories. She was an especially proud "Granny" to her five grandsons who she loved so very much. She will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Visitation at the O'Brien/Sullivan Funeral Home, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi (248) 348-1800, Sunday July 22, from 4-8 pm. In state at Holy Family Church, 24505 Meadowbrook Rd., Novi, Monday 10 am until the funeral liturgy at 10:30 am. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer's Association or a charity of choice. Online condolences: www.obriensullivanfuneralhome.com

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BOLAND, RITA

2012-07-19

BOLAND RITA July 17, 2012, Age 84. Beloved daughter of the late Bernie and Grace Boland. Dear sister of the late Patrick, Mary Anne, and John (Mary Anne). Survived by many cousins. Visitation Thursday 3-8 p.m. with a Scripture Service 7 p.m at the Wasik Funeral Home, 11470 Thirteen Mile Rd. (west of Hoover), Warren. In state Friday 10 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. at Guardian Angels Church, 581 E. 14 Mile Rd., Clawson. Interment St. Hedwig Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to Season's Hospice, or for a Mass to be said in Rita's name are appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com

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GERALD J.  BRADLEY

BRADLEY GERALD J. 58, of the Livonia and Redford area, passed away July 16th, 2012. Gerald is survived by his three loving children, Christopher, Brian Gerald, and Bridget (Paul) Cousino; his cherished grand-children, Gabriella, Dominick, Amber, Chris "CJ", Ashlyn, Asia; his siblings, William, Michael, Scotty, David, Bobby, Patty, Lori and Peggy; also survived by many loving nieces, nephews and friends. Sadly, Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, William and Margaret and his siblings, Diane Hicks and Jeffrey Bradley. Funeral Service Monday, July 23rd, 10:00 a.m. at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Sunday 2-8 p.m. Memorials tributes will be used according to the family's wishes. heeney-sundquist.com

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BROWN, ROBERT E.

2012-07-19

BROWN ROBERT E. Age 84 of Romulus, died July 17, 2012. Beloved husband of Verna. Formerly married to Fay. Loving father of Robert, Jeffrey, Nannette (Russell) Young, Scott (Patty) and Mark (Zoila). Grandfather of twelve, great-grandfather of two. Past Master of Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #542. Visitation Saturday, July 21, 2–8 p.m. Funeral Service Sunday, July 22, 1 p.m. Querfeld Funeral Home, 1200 Oakwood Blvd., Dearborn. Memorial Donations to: Olive Branch Masonic Lodge #542 Scholarship Fund, 1170 Mason St., Dearborn, MI 48124. www.querfeldfuneralhome.com.

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CARR, DANIEL JAMES

2012-07-19
DANIEL JAMES CARR

CARR DANIEL JAMES June 16, 2012. Age 42. Beloved son of Rita Cowan and the late William John Carr. Dearest father of Nevaeh Murray. Dear brother of William John Carr II. Stepson of Anita Blewett-Carr; and stepbrother of Jerry, James, and Pharoah. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with 7 p.m. prayers at the Kaul Funeral Home, 27830 Gratiot Ave., Roseville. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass 10:00 a.m. at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, 18720 13 Mile Rd. Roseville. Burial Resurrection Cemetery. Please share a memory of Daniel at www.kaulfuneralhome.com.

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CHESNEY, STANLEY C.

2012-07-19

CHESNEY STANLEY C. Age 99, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Detroit, and Clawson, passed away July 16, 2012. He retired in 1975 from Chrysler Dodge. Husband of the late Jean (nee Zakalata); dear father of Carol (Stanley) Wilson of Indian Land, SC, Cynthia (Jerry) Caviani of Ann Arbor, MI, Candace (Peter) Chatfield of Lansing, MI, Charles (Andrea) Chesney of Yakima, Washington, the late Cecil and Cedric Chesney; dear grandfather of Christa Boucher (Dan), Darren Caviani (Jodi), and Amy Chatfield (Josh Steichmann). Dear brother of Irene Sink, Joan Chesney Pyle, Mary Ann Liput, and the late Bud Chesney. Also, survived by cousin Catherine Reske and several nieces and nephews, and the loving and caring staff at the Sanctuary at Bellbrook. Funeral service, Monday 10:00 a.m. at Pixley Funeral Home, 322 W. University Dr., Rochester. Family will receive friends for one hour prior to service. Rite of Committal, Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Contributions to Sanctuary at Bellbrook, 873 W. Avon Road, Rochester Hills, MI 48307 www.pixleyfh.com

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CLEGG, JAMES PETER

2012-07-19
JAMES PETER CLEGG

CLEGG JAMES PETER Memorial Service will be held for James Clegg at 4 pm, Thursday, July 19, 2012 in the Koasati Pine Golf Course - Veranda in Kinder. The Rev. Greg Willis will officiate under the guidance of White Oaks Funeral Home, Oakdale. James, 65, of Oakdale, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012 at his residence. He worked as a Scheduling Coordinator Table Games for sixteen years at Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder. James succeeded the challenge each and everyday. He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Frances Clegg. Those left to cherish his memory include his long-term friend, Naomi Knowles of Oakdale; two brothers, Robert Clegg of Lincoln, Nebraska and Ernest Clegg of Kinder; and a host of family and friends. He maybe gone from our presence, but he will remain in our hearts forever. Friends may call on Thursday, July 19, 2012 from 2 p.m. until time of services at the Veranda.

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ROBERT P., D.O. COLEN

COLEN ROBERT P., D.O., age 51, renowned orthopedic trauma surgeon, suffered a heart attack and died suddenly July 15, 2012. Dr. Colen is the beloved husband of Rita for 30 years; devoted father of Stephanie (Kelley) Brossy and Alex Colen; loving son of Paul Colen and the late Grace Berg; and dear brother of Barbara (Jerry) Higgins, Carol Martin, Jeannie (Dennis) Lieb and Cindy (Harry) Bier. Visitation Friday, July 20th, 1-9 p.m., at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial ceremonies, including the sharing of memories, Saturday, July 21st, 11 am, at the Botsford Hospital Community Room, Zieger Administration Bldg., (building east of the main hospital), 28050 Grand River Ave., Farmington Hills. Refreshments will follow the ceremony. Memorial contributions suggested to the Botsford Foundation, botsford.org. heeney-sundquist.com

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PAUL REAGAN SR.  COLLINS

COLLINS PAUL REAGAN SR. July 16, 2012 Age 89 of Bloomfield Hills. Former Captain of the University of Missouri Basketball, Track and Football teams 1943-44. Former NFL quarterback for the 1945 St. Louis Cardinals. Longtime account executive for Purina and Dow Chemical Co. Retired real estate agent for Coldwell Banker. Beloved husband of Dorothy for 67 years. Dear father of H. Kathleen Collins, Carol C. Collins and the late Paul Reagan Collins, Jr. Grandfather of Erin Reagan Collins. Great grandfather of Alexandra Reagan Collins. Brother of Charlie Collins. Also survived by his dog, Lady. Memorial Mass Saturday, 11a.m. at St. Hugo of the Hills Stone Chapel, 2215 Opdyke Rd., Bloomfield Hills. Memorial tributes to the charity of donor's choice. A.J. Desmond & Sons (248) 549-0500. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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CUFFAR RUDOLPH M. "RUDY" July 17, 2012. Age 70. Beloved husband of the late Gloria Jean. Loving father of Cathy (Mark) Davis, Ann (Art) Kloss, and Nancy (Steve) Lowry. Proud grandfather of Bryan (Christine), Katherine, Hunter, Austin, and Annette. Dear brother of Nancy Ingrassia, Fred Cuffar and the late Charles Cuffar. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Friday 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Saturday 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com

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ROBERT J. SR.  DIEHL

DIEHL ROBERT J. SR. (self written shortly before death). Retired Attorney. Born April 25, 1924, Died July 15, 2012. My wife Anne (nee Schultz) is the most wonderful girl and mother and I love her with all my heart and soul. And, God gave us twelve extraordinary and loving children who are honest and intelligent and all of whom graduated from college. And, if at the time of my dying, there wasn't time or I lacked the strength, please know that I wanted to give that last hug to you Anne, and to our children Diane, Kathy, Nancy, Bob, Janice, George, Mark, John, Linda, David, Douglas, and Lisa. Also survived by my fine son-in-laws Donald (Diane) Corning and Michael (Kathy) Worhach and my lovely daughter-in-laws Anne (Bob), Charlene (Mark), Cathleen (John), Amy (David), and Janet (Douglas). Predeceased by my loving sister Janice (Sr. Alice Mary, I.H.M.), loving brother Gerald and loving sister Alice (Jack) Hagerty. Also survived by special friends Jim Haggerty, Lynda Baker and Sharon Choate. And to my loving grandchildren Jennifer, Michael, Beth, Brian, Daniel, Rachel, Christopher (Maureen), Nancy, Robert III, James, Jeffrey, David, Patrick, Steven, Nicholas, Mary, Meghan, Matthew, Kate, Joseph, Emily, Teresa, Courtney, Cecelia, and Maureen – I leave this legacy – Believe in God and salvation – be honest and love your family. Visitation Thursday, 2-8pm with a Rosary 7pm at Chas. Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc., 16300 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Park. Funeral Friday; In state 10:30am until the time of Mass 11am at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 15020 Hampton, Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Ambrose Catholic Church. Light a candle and share a memory at: www.verheyden.org

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STEPHEN MICHAEL  EDGAR

EDGAR STEPHEN MICHAEL Age 55 of Berkley formerly of Ferndale died July 13, 2012. Stephen is survived by his wife Tina M. (Drew) Edgar, his parents Mary Lou Edgar and the late Raymond, brother Douglas Edgar (his companion Sharolyn Hunter), sister Sharon Edgar; his nephew Jeffrey Drew and his wife Andrea and their children Olivia and Julia, who were Stephen's "family". A niece Ashley Edgar and her mother Sue Edgar, his aunt Sylvia and the late Daniel Wisner, the Edgar's of Sandy, Oregon. Stephen was born August 10, 1956 in Detroit. He was a loving husband, a nurturing uncle, a doting great uncle, a sweet son and more than a brother – a friend. He passed away suddenly at his cottage in Caseville, MI. Stephen was a gifted musician, a senior sales executive extraordinaire, a man that could do anything in the world from renovating a home to closing the deal, to making beautiful music. He had the soul of an artist in every sense of the word. He loved to cook (just ask his family and friends about candy bacon). An explorer at heart, Stephen was an avid boater, cruising the Great Lakes for over 15 years until he replaced boating with the perfect beach in Caseville and trips to New York and Cabo San Lucas. Stephen saw the potential in everyone and everything. The number of lives he touched and coached is too great to count. He was loved and cherished by many wonderful friends that were drawn to his vision, creativity and strength. Stephen crafted a beautiful world for himself, his loving wife Tina, their dog Little Bit and all his family and friends. Visitation Saturday 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Price Funeral Home, 3725 Rochester Road (between Big Beaver and Wattles Roads) Troy 248-689-0700. In state Sunday 2:00 p.m. until funeral service 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home. In Leiu of flowers memorials to the Michigan Humane Society, Rochester Hills Center for Animal Care, 3600 West Auburn Road, Rochester Hills, Michigan, 48309 or to the Caseville United Methodist Church, 6495 Main Street, Caseville, Michigan 48725. Share memories with the family at www.pricefuneralhome.net

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EHLERT, ROSE MARIE

2012-07-19

EHLERT ROSE MARIE July 13, 2012. Age 70. Beloved wife of the late David. Dear mother of Michelle (Keith) Anderson, Karen (Mark) Wilkes and the late Laura (Chris) Liwak. Proud Grandma of David, Kelsey, Katie and Rachel. Sister of Richard (Germaine) and Leonard Rutkowski. Memorial Service Saturday July 21st, 12noon at Dearborn Hills Golf Course Banquet Center. Arrangements by McFarland Foss Funeral Home, Attendees please call to RSVP to 313-581-7240.

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NANCY E. (NEE WHITSITT)  ENGLEHARDT

ENGLEHARDT NANCY E. (NEE WHITSITT) Age 78, July 15, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Eric. Dearest mother of Beverly (Steve) Lademan, Bonnie Baiz and Robert (Janette) Englehardt. Proud grandmother of nine and great grandmother of five. Also survived by two brothers, one sister and many nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held on Wednesday, July 18th at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.)

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FARMER, JAMES D.

2012-07-19
JAMES D.  FARMER

FARMER JAMES D. July 17, 2012 age 79 of Westland. Beloved husband of Martha. Dear father of Bruce (Carla), Debbie and Beth Farmer. Brother of Jerry, Jack, the late Kenneth, Ralph and Robert. Grandfather of Todd (Theresa) Farmer and Amie (Craig) Krzeminski. Great Grandfather of Justin, Evan, Kendal and Colin. James worked for Delta Airlines for 38 years. He retired at 59 to enjoy his garden and flowers. A Memorial service will be held at a later date. Please watch the funeral home website for an update of the memorial service. Family requests memorials to Michigan Humane Society. Please visit and sign a tribute at www.uhtfh.com.

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FELICE MICHELE L. (NEE SIMPSON) July 16, 2012. Age 40. Beloved wife of John. Loving mother of Robert, Kaitlyn, Marie and Kelly. Dear sister of Dawn (Don) Kowalski. Adored daughter of Leonard and the late Marilyn Simpson. Cherished granddaughter of Margaret Certo. Visitation Thursday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Scripture Service at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, 36900 Schoenherr at Metro Parkway (16 Mile Rd). Funeral Friday in state 9 a.m. at St. Blase Catholic Church, 12151 15 Mile Rd (Btw Dodge Park and Schoenherr) until time of Mass 9:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Share memories with the family at their "Online Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com

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FRANK, TESTASECCA

2012-07-19
TESTASECCA FRANK

TESTASECCA FRANK 84, of Westland, died suddenly July 17, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Marie (d. 2006); devoted father of Wayne (Karen), Ric (Cindy), Marty (Lory) and John (the late Colleen); and cherished grandfather of Sandra, Robin, Stacey, Joshua and Enzo. Funeral Service Friday, July 20, 10:00 am at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (between 9-10 Mile Rds., just N. of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Visitation Thursday 2-8 PM, with a 7 pm Masonic Memorial Ceremony. Private Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery, Detroit. heeney-sundquist.com

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GAROFALO JOSEPHINE (NEE MISTRETTA) July 15, 2012, Age 81. Beloved wife of the late Joseph. Loving mother of Frank (Linda), Peter (Sandy), Salvatore (Licia), Grace (Jim) Stodola, and the late Eleanor Garofalo Young. Proud grandmother of David (Shay), Jennifer (Billy), Michele (Keith), Joseph, Jeanne, Antonio, Bryan and Eric, and great grandmother of Jack, Haley, Dominic and Angela. Dear sister of Rosalie (the late Sam) Orlando, Peter (Lora) Mistretta, Vincent (Winnie) Mistretta, Vito (the late Sandy) Parisi and the late Margaret Aiello and Lucie Parisi. Visitation at the Sterling Heights Chapel of the Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 13650 East Fifteen Mile Road (at Schoenherr) Thursday 2 to 9 pm with evening Scripture/Eulogy 7 pm. Funeral Friday at St. Michael Catholic Church, 40501 Hayes (N. of 17 Mile), Sterling Heights. In State 10:30 am until time of Mass 11am. Entombment Resurrection Cemetery, Clinton Township. Memories shared at www.bcfh.com

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HACALA, GERALD P.

2012-07-19
GERALD P.  HACALA

HACALA GERALD P. 76, July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Joanne, loving father of Maria (Nickolas) Zizzi, Teresa Hacala and Carmela (Douglas) Wilder. Dear grandfather of Matthew Drake and Marty Wilder. Visitation 9:30 a.m. until 10 a.m. Memorial Mass, Saturday July 21 at St. Mary Queen of Creations Church, 50931 Maria, New Baltimore. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Pantry or Building Fund or to Capuchin Retreat Center, 62460 Mt. Vernon Road, Washington, MI, 48094. Arrangements by Gendernalik Funeral Home, New Baltimore.

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HACK, DAVID C.

2012-07-19
DAVID C.  HACK

HACK DAVID C. July 17, 2012, Age 65. Beloved fiancé of Gail Castro. Loving father of Rodney and Becky Hack and six step-children. Dear grandfather of many and brother of two. Visitation will be Thursday 3-9 p.m. at Vermeulen Funeral Home, 46401 W. Ann Arbor Rd., (btwn Sheldon and Beck) Plymouth. Funeral Service Friday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment at United Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association. To share a memory, please visit vermeulenfuneralhome.com

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HAYES, ROBERT LEE

2012-07-19

HAYES ROBERT LEE July 17, 2012, age 72 of Houghton Lake, Michigan. Beloved husband of Dianne. Dearest father of Richard (Bonnie), Vince (Randi) and Kristin (Vince). Dear son of the late Helen (John) Wright. Beloved step-father of Kay, Sandy (Davey), Linda and the late Patricia and Carolyn Ridling. Brother of Donald, Shirley and Justine (Jim). Loving grandfather of Chelsi, Hailey, Brandon, Brittany, Breynne, Ben, Alyssa, Rachel, Bethany, Rebekah, Anastasia, Kyle, Christopher, Nikki, D.J., Gage, Carly and the late Keith. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be at 12 Noon on Friday at Thayer-Rock Funeral Home, 33603 Grand River Ave., downtown Farmington. Visitation from 10 a.m. until time of the service. Memorials may be directed to the Hayes Family. www.thayer-rock.com

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HICKS, JUNE L.

2012-07-19

HICKS JUNE L. July 15, 2012, age 87. Dear sister of William (Joy). Daughter of the late Frederick and Edith Hicks. Aunt of Alison, Sara, Katy and Amy. Also survived by six grand-nieces and nephews. Memorial Service Friday 11 a.m. from Henry Ford Village Chapel, 16101 Ford Rd., Dearborn. www.howepeterson.com

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JEFFERSON, MATTIE

2012-07-19

Jefferson Mattie age 97 died July 15, 2012. She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Jefferson Jr. and her son, John Bennett. She is survived by a daughter, Olivia Pugh of Detroit and a sister, Rebecca Gilmore of New York. Grand-children are Yvette Daniels Griffin(Sidney), Greg Carter (Deborah), Brenda Bennett-Crittendon (Michael), and John Bennett Jr. Visitation Friday July 20, 2-7 p.m. at Fisher Funeral Home, 24501 Five Mile Rd. in Redford, MI. Funeral Saturday July 21 family time 10:30 a.m., service at 11:00 a.m. at People's Community Church, 8601 Woodward Ave. Detroit.

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ELLENETTE E. JENKINS

JENKINS ELLENETTE E. of Bloomfield Hills; age 92; passed away July 17, 2012; beloved wife of the late James R. Jenkins; loving mother of Thomas (Katrina), Richard (Rachelle), William (Heather), Kathleen, and the late Michael and Nancy; dear grandmother of twelve and great grandmother of six. She is also survived by Nanci Jenkins. Ellenette was an active member of All Saints Episcopal Church and the St. Mary's Alter Guild. She was also a longtime member of Pine Lake Country Club and the Village Club. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 171 W. Pike, Pontiac with the Rev. Karen Johanns officiating. The family will receive friends with suggested visiting hours of 3 to 8 p.m. on Friday at SPARKS-GRIFFIN FUNERAL HOME, 46 Williams Street, Pontiac. Interment Roseland Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to All Saints Episcopal Church. Reflections may be shared with the family by visiting www.sparksgriffin.com.

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KARASINSKI, HELEN

2012-07-19
HELEN  KARASINSKI

KARASINSKI HELEN Age 92. July 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Henry. Dear mother of the late Richard (Margie) Karasinski and surviving daughters Jo Ann (Joe) Zacharias, Diane (Jerry) Zanke. Loving grand-mother of 10 and great-grandmother of 23. Sister of Rita (Ed) Mazurkiewicz and Dolores Arducan. Pre-deceased by siblings; Jane, Sophie, Bernice, Chester, Peter, Henry, and Vincent. Visitation Friday 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road). In state Saturday 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anne Catholic Church. Please share memories at www.Temrowski.com.

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KEBL, KELLY A.

2012-07-19
KELLY A. KEBL

KEBL KELLY A. July 17, 2012 Age 45. Beloved husband of Anna. Loving father of Alexander (age 1). Dear son of Al Kebl and Judy Kebl. Son-in-law of Vladimir and Svetlana Pankov. Also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends. Family will receive friends at A.J. Desmond & Sons (Vasu, Rodgers & Connell Chapel), 32515 Woodward (btwn 13-14 Mile), Friday 2-8p.m. Scripture Service Friday evening. Funeral Mass Saturday 10a.m. at St. Thomas More, 4580 Adams Rd., (north of Wattles), Troy. Prayers at funeral home Saturday 9:15a.m. followed by procession to church. Memorial tributes to the Alexander Kebl Education Fund, c/o 32515 Woodward Ave., Royal Oak, MI 48073. View obituary and share memories at www.DesmondFuneralHome.com

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ARTHUR K.  KEURAJIAN

KEURAJIAN ARTHUR K. Age 82; July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Lucy. Dearest father of John and Ronald. Loving grandfather of Amanda. Dear brother of Virginia (the late Harant) Avakian, George (Roxanne) Keurajian. Also many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In State Friday 9:00am until time of services 11:00am in St. John Armenian Church, Southfield. Interment Acacia Park. Memorial tributes to St. John Armenian Church. Arrangements in the care of SIMON JAVIZIAN FUNERAL DIRECTORS 248-626-7815. Internet condolences may be sent to SJavizian2@att.net

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KOWALSKI FRANCES J. Age 82. July 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Donald Kowalski. Loving mother of Patricia Kowalski, Becky (Wesley) Whitelock, Jeffery (Sharon) Kowalski and Greg Kowalski. Dearest Grandma of Matthew (Katie) Whitelock, Alison (Dennis) Argrimson, Lindsey Rollin, Whitney Rollin, Jonathon Rollin and Conner Friday. Great Grandma of Liam, Molly, Dylan and Alyssa. Dear sister of Betty (Bill) Cheeks and Mary O'Dell. Visitation Friday at Hackett-Metcalf Funeral Home, 2640 Monroe Blvd. (near W. Outer Drive), Dearborn 10:30 am until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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KOZLOWSKI, GERALD

2012-07-19
GERALD KOZLOWSKI

KOZLOWSKI GERALD Age 77, July 18, 2012. Beloved husband of Helen. Loving father of Marie (Glenn) Alexander, Elizabeth (Thomas) Combs, and Cecilia (Randy) Sugg. Cherished grandfather of Christopher, Allie, and Emily Jo. Brother of Mary Ann (Thomas) Kennedy and the late Jerome (Cimmyra Paty). Visitation Friday 2-8 pm at the A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd. at Masonic, Warren. Rosary 7:30P.M. In state Saturday 11:30 a.m. until 12 noon Mass at St. Mary Our Lady Queen of Families (Formerly St. Dorothy), 12255 Frazho, Warren. Interment White Chapel Cemetery. Memorials to Capuchins Retreat House would be appreciated. ahpeters.com

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SALLY M. (NEE MELNYK) KUCWAY

KUCWAY SALLY M. (NEE MELNYK) age 86; July 17, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Edward. Dear mother of Virginia Stolarski (Ted), Glenn (Audrey), Douglas, and Donna Fabian (Dan). Grandmother of Todd, Natalie, Merissa, Joe, Nicole and Jenna. Sister of Bohdan Melnyk. Visitation 2-9 pm Thursday at the A. H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave. at Vernier Rd, Grosse Pointe Woods. Instate at St. Isaac Jogues Church, 21120 Madison, St. Clair Shores from 9:30 am Friday until mass at 10 am. Interment Mt. Olivet. Memorials to Myasthenia Gravis Association, 5523 E. Nine Mile Rd; Warren, MI 48091 appreciated. ahpeters.com

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LAMS, RAYMOND H.

2012-07-19

LAMS RAYMOND H. of Deckerville, passed away Monday, July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of Marilyn, loving father of Michael Lams, Michelle Lams, and Annette Misztura, brother to Mrs. Joan Bretz. Memorial mass will be held at 11a.m., Saturday July 21, in St. Michael Catholic Community, 40501 Hayes Rd. Sterling Heights. Condolences may be sent to apseyfuneralhome.net

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LONG CATHERINE L. 90, of Commerce Township (formerly of West Bloomfield) entered eternal life on July 17, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Raymond. Survived by her children Jerry, Betty Ann and Rick. Predeceased by her parents Martin and Cornelia Brindel and her brother Arthur. Graduate of St. Gregory High School and St. Mary's Commercial School and for many years active in their Alumni Associations. During WWII, she was Vice President of PARGS, a Parks and Recreation group who arranged social activities to entertain Service Men. Mrs. Long worked for Stran Steel and was an Executive Secretary at Great Lakes Steel prior to her marriage. A member of St. Colman's Church for over four decades, she was active in the Altar Society and the 50 and Over Club. Also survived by in-laws Margaret and Jack Demmer, Mae Long, many nieces, nephews and friends. Visitation Thursday 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at McCabe Funeral Home, 31950 W. 12 Mile Rd., Farmington Hills. In state Friday 9:30am until time of Mass 10:00am at St. Colman Catholic Church, 32500 Middlebelt Rd., Farmington Hills. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen in Detroit, Arbor Hospice in Ann Arbor or the Monastery of the Blessed Sacrament in Farmington Hills. www.mccabefuneralhome.com

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McCRILLIS, FLOYD

2012-07-19

McCRILLIS FLOYD Age 85, July 16, 2012. Beloved husband of the late Dorothy. Dear father of Janice (Mark) Gogolowski and Judy (Bryan) Johnson. Grandfather of Mark, Bryan II, Kristen, Faith and Kelly. Great-grandfather of Sean, Kendall, Bridgette and Owen. Brother of Marian Copeman. Private services were held. Arrangements by Santeiu & Son Funeral Home. www.santeiufuneralhome.com

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MILLER ARTHUR MANLEY July 18, 2012, Age 92. Beloved husband of Mary. Loving father of Mark (Carrie), Lynda, and Kim (Dave) Moss. Proud grandfather of Kenny, Michael, Maryssa, and Taylor. Dear brother of Louis, Mervyn, and the late Lyda Cantone. Private family Services will be held. Condolences on our web page www.bcfh.com. Arrangements by Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home

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MILLER JAMES MATTHEW age 80 of Commerce Twp., died July 17, 2012. Beloved husband of 55 years to Sylvia. Loving father of Cynthia (Donald) Moore and Chris (Leslie) Miller. Dear grandfather of Brendyn, Caleb, Justin, Elijah, and Hannah. Brother of Mary Hunter, Terri Pardikes, John Miller, Cathy Allen, the late Rita Duwe and the late Robert Miller. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and his faithful companion Erika. Funeral mass from St. William Catholic Church 531 Common Street Walled Lake Monday 10 a.m. (in state 9:30 a.m.). Friends may visit Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 340 Pontiac Trail Walled Lake (3 Blks. S. of Maple Rd.) Sunday 3-8:30 p.m. (Vigil Service 7 p.m.). Memorials to PETA or the World Wildlife Fund appreciated. Condolences at www.LynchFAMILYFuneralDirectors.com

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MOREY, KAY A.

2012-07-19
KAY A. MOREY

MOREY KAY A. Age 88. June 22, 1924 - July 17, 2012. Beloved wife of Arthur, dear mother of Jeffrey, Carol (Jim) Viventi, and Sue (Gordon) Melms. Grandmother of Jane and Katie Viventi and Tina (John) Archambault. Survived by brother Yas (Joyce) Aochi and June (Marty) Berk. Predeceased by brother Tom Aochi. Kay was a licensed beautician schooled in St. Paul, MN, a knitter, quilter and maker of Japanese dolls. She was interred in Rohwer, Arkansas during WW II. Married Arthur in Detroit, MI 67 years ago. Memorial visitation will be held Saturday July 21 at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, Livonia at 2pm until the time of the service at 3pm. Followed by a reception at St. Timothy Presbyterian Church in Livonia. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the St. Timothy Presbyterian Church. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

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OBRYCKI, EMILY

2012-07-19

OBRYCKI EMILY July 16, 2012. Age 87 of Allen Park. Loving mother of James, Bruce and Brian. Dear mother-in-law of Linda, Carol, Diane and Nancy. Beloved grandmother of 12, great-grandmother of 11 and great- great-grandmother of one. Preceded in death by her loving husband Sigmund and her dear son Gregory. Visitation Thursday July 19, 2012 from 3-9 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Rosary at the Allen Park Chapel of Voran Funeral Home, 5900 Allen Rd. (313) 928-2300. In state Friday July 20, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of Funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church located at 9000 Laurence (Allen Park). Internment at Our Lady of Hope Cemetery. Visit our online guestbook and share memories at www.voranfuneralhome.com

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LAWRENCE JOSEPH "LARRY" OTTO

OTTO LAWRENCE JOSEPH "LARRY" 85, of Ann Arbor, went home to the Lord on July 15, 2012. He was born in Milwaukee in 1927, and earned a B.S. in Engineering in 1950 from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn. He retired as a Commander in 1971, having served as Executive Officer of the USCG Cutter Mackinaw. He was Mayor of Cheboygan from 1972 to 1974. Larry is survived by Betty, his wife of 61 years; nine children - Mary Otto Dunlap, J.D. (Rocklin), St. Clair Shores; Patricia Otto, Ann Arbor; Michael Otto, M.D. (Kay Scott), Ann Arbor; Joan Otto Ott (Jeff), Milan; Carol Otto, Milan; Laura Jo Otto Phillips, Ann Arbor; Christopher Otto, Royal Oak; Julie Yeiter (Marc), Milan; Robert Otto, Redford; and eleven grandchildren. Visitation will be on July 20 at Nie Funeral Home, 2400 Carpenter Road, Ann Arbor 48108. The funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 21 at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 530 Elizabeth Street, Ann Arbor 48104. More information at: www.niefuneralhomes.com/obituaries

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PAWLAK, EMILY

2012-07-19
EMILY PAWLAK

PAWLAK EMILY Age 90, July 16, 2012. Loving wife of 70 years of Mason. Beloved mother of Ron (Kelly) and the late Judith. Grandmother of Dan Townsend, Maureen (Michael) Crawford, Jaclyn and Brent (Vanessa) Pawlak. Great grandmother of Cameron and sister of Margaret Ovington, Dennis Mulcahey and the late Eileen Brenneman, Anna Babilia and Thomas Mulcahey. Visitation Friday 4-9 pm at the Harry J. Will Funeral Home, 37000 W. Six Mile, Livonia. In state Saturday at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Road, Farmington from 12:30 pm until her Funeral Mass at 1 pm. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery. www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com

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HENRY A. D.D.S. "HANK" PEYSER

PEYSER HENRY A. D.D.S. "HANK" Age 89, July 13, 2012. Husband of Mary Anne. Father of Pamela (Michael) Voss, Mark (Kady), Richard and Cynthia (Rob) Squires, grand-father of Elyse, Christopher, Hank, Monique, Matt, Robbie and Tory. Memorial Visitation Thursday 5- 9 p.m. and Friday 10 - 11 time of Memorial Services at Bagnasco & Calcaterra Funeral Home, 25800 Harper, St. Clair Shores. Family would prefer donations to Great Lakes Hospice Foundation 900 Cooper St., Jackson MI, 49202.

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POLASKY, ERNEST C.

2012-07-19
ERNEST C. POLASKY

POLASKY ERNEST C. Of Farmington, devoted volunteer for the Farmington Area Goodfellows, died July 15, 2012 at age 84. Ernest is the beloved husband of the late Elizabeth (d. 2009). Loving father of Steven (Ma-an) and Laura (Michael) Gariepy. Cherished grandfather of Lisa (Richard III) Thompson, Jeffrey and Kari (David) Sabins. Great grandfather of Tyler, Logan, Jared and Ethan. Dear brother of Robert (Lois) and Mary (the late Jerry) Bissa. Additionally, Ernest was preceded in death by siblings, Gilbert (Marie) and Lee (the late Mert) Laubach. Funeral Mass, Saturday, July 21st, 11:00 a.m. (in state 10:30 a.m.) at St. Gerald Catholic Church, 21300 Farmington Rd., (btw. 8-9 Mile Roads), Farmington. Visitation Friday 2-8 p.m., with a 7:00 p.m. Rosary, at the Heeney-Sundquist Funeral Home, 23720 Farmington Rd., (btw. 9-10 Mile Roads, just N of Grand River), downtown Farmington (248-474-5200). Memorial tributes suggested to American Cancer Society or Disabled American Veterans. heeney-sundquist.com

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PUTZ, FLORENCE

2012-07-19

PUTZ FLORENCE 94, passed away peacefully on July 13, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Paul. Dear mother of Judy (the late Roy) Carkeek, Pat Miller, Connie (Jim) Dandy, Paul (Renee) Putz and Rick (Cindy) Putz. Grandmother of Jim (Amy) Dandy, Kristen (Timm) Schoenfield, Debbie (Dave) Monaghan, Kelly (Cam) Striewski, Michelle (Josh) Fiebing, Scott (Carrie) Dandy, Stephanie (Lee) Miller, Jennifer Putz, Rick Putz and Jake (Melissa) Padyjasek. Great-grandmother of Jason, Maggie, Joe, Catherine, Olivia, Jack, Alexa, Alex, Alexia, Grace, Brady, Patrick, and Nadia. Also survived by her sister, Helen White. Visitation MANNS-FERGUSON FUNERAL HOME 17000 Middlebelt Road (S. of 6 Mile) on Friday from 2 to 8 p.m. with a Rosary prayed at 7 p.m. In state on Saturday, 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass 10 a.m. at St. Priscilla Catholic Church, 19120 Purlingbrook Road, Livonia. Memorials suggested to Angela Hospice. Share a memory at www.mannsfuneralhome.com

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EUNICE LOUISE ROBERTS

Roberts Eunice Louise Age 80, of Livonia Michigan passed away peacefully July 13, 2012. Beloved mother of Perry (Connie) Roberts and Jennifer (Bill Schaaf) Roberts, loving grandmother of Becky Gould (Scott Reynolds), Brandon, Matthew and Paige Roberts and great-grandmother of Matthew Gould. Her life was filled with God, music, gardening and traveling the world. She loved her dogs Joy and Sadie and shopping for a deal. She enjoyed life to the fullest and being around people - She never knew a stranger. Her faith is God was unwavering. Memorial Service SATURDAY, July 21, 2012 at 1 p.m. - Immanuel Lutheran Church, 27035 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, MI 48127. (313) 278-5755.

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ROBERTSON HELEN PATRICIA Age 95. May 26, 2012. Beloved wife of the late George for over 50 years. Dear mother of Lyn (Craig Nichols). Loving sister of Mable Hall and aunt of many nieces and nephews. The family will have a memorial service on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Kaul Funeral Home, 35201 Garfield Rd., (north of 15 Mile Rd.), Clinton Township. In place of flowers, friends may make a donation to the charity of their choice in Helen's memory.

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